Type: Public event

Pushing on policymaking theory: Understanding the contemporary efforts to stymie change using a racialized policymaking framework


Awilda Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Education; Charles H. F. Davis III, Assistant Professor of Education; KC Deane, Predoctoral Research Fellow

Date & time

Mar 22, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT


1210 Weill Hall and virtual via Zoom
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48103

From threatening protestors to cutting diversity office funding on college campuses, one contemporary brand of policymaking has overtly sought to undermine social justice efforts in higher education. Current popular policymaking theories, however, are inadequate to understand this phenomenon, as they undertheorize the role of racialized power in policymaking – e.g., the racialized network of policy elites and their core beliefs.

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